We’d like to know a little bit about you for our files, however we don’t like regurgitating press releases or asking the easy questions. No-one gets out of the Tone Deaf Interrogation lightly, so just hold still, grit your teeth, clench your buttocks and be still while we put on the rubber gloves, apply the thumbscrews, and pull out our thermometer while you open up and say ahhhhhhhhhhh… Truthful answers only, or we bust out the Billy Ray Cyrus.
Everyone joins or forms a band to get laid. If your band represents your sex life are you Casanova or spending plenty of time doing the five knuckle shuffle?
Both of the above.
We don’t want to know about the painfully hip bands your press release says you’re influenced by. Take us back to your bedroom when you were 14. What band posters did you have on the wall?
Well to be honest I haven’t heard of half the bands in our press releases because we have a painfully hip geezer write them for us. But if you must know when I was 8 I was listening to a best of the Small Faces CD, Guns n Roses and Skyhooks.
What’s been your worst gig and why are you glad there’s no footage of it on Youtube … yet?
When we played to about 20 people at the John Curtin Hotel last February. It was in the middle of the tour we were doing with the Brian Jonestown Massacre. We’d booked the show because we thought they were having a night off but they ended up doing an extra show at the Hifi Bar that night with a different support act, so everyone went along to that instead of coming to the Curtin. The night was somehow running incredibly late and the sound engineer decided he’d let us play 3 songs before announcing that it was time for our last song. To cut the story short – sound engineer got abused the fuck out of, we played for as long as we wanted and come Monday morning we were sent an invoice for the damage we caused. Oh and I believe someone took video of it so don’t be surprised if it ends up on youtube very soon.
Tomorrow’s payday, so we’ve only got $20 to get you drunk. Where do we go and what do we buy with it?
If it’s your shout then you make the decision my friend. With $20 I expect I’ll be the only drunk one.
We’ve been looking in the $2 bin at Dixons Recycled and also bidding on eBay – what releases are we looking for there that your band has put out?
You may be able to find our 7” vinyl in all good op shops and recycled music stores. There were only 200 copies so $2 would be a bargain.
Suppose we put a gun to your head and force you to kiss a member of another Australian band. Who, which band and why?
I hear there’s a band called The Kicks with a good looking blonde guitarist. You’re more likely to have to hold a gun to her head though.
The Demon Parade are currently on tour around Australia. To find out when they’re in a city near you visit them on Myspace